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Travis Benjamin Top 10 in PASS Historical Race at Thunder Road

1146508_695067407177460_521784913_nHistory was made this past weekend for the first time in the Pro All Stars Series. It was the first race in series history at Thunder Road Speedway in Barre Vermont. This would be Travis’ second start on the famous 1/4 mile high bank oval. Travis’ first start came there in 2001 in the Busch North Series. After the first round of practice the team was once again excited to get racing since they where second fastest and after the second practice the 17 car was fourth. The team knew they had a good car.
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The Benjamin Motorsports team was back in action again last weekend at Star Speedway in Epping New Hampshire. Star Speedway is a very tight quarter mile race track that the drivers really have to get up on the wheel and do some driving and the track puts on a great show for the fans. There was 32 very competitive super late models in the pit area and after practice the Benjamin Motorsports team was in the top 10 in speed.
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photo by Norm Marx

photo by Norm Marx

story by Chris Roy

The 2013 PASS North Champion, Travis Benjamin of Morrill, Maine is gearing up for the PASS season opener at Oxford Plains Speedway, on April 18th. “My crew and I are really excited to get the 2015 season started at Oxford. Yes we have our car 95% done just need to put a set up in it.”

Travis has kept busy over the winter, “In the off season just working at Belfast Variety, playing some basketball and getting the go karts and car ready for the summer.”

Travis will be busy this season, “The plans for the Benjamin Motorsports race team this summer, is to run most if not all of the PASS Series we will also try to defend our title at the Re/Max 250 and we will be racing go karts as much as possible as well.”

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photo by Norm Marx

photo by Norm Marx

Story by Evan Beaulieu

Anderson, SC – After a solid first outing in the #4 Woodman Racing Super Late Model, Joey Doiron made the trek down south once again for the second Pro All Stars Series South and the first in the PASS National championship at Anderson Motor Speedway in Anderson, South Carolina. After working on the car’s handling throughout the day, the team got the car right for the feature. Doiron drove to the front and fought with eventual winner Ben Rowe for the win after contact while racing for the win lead to Doiron finishing the event in the sixth position.

“I’m proud of how far we came today, this car was really good at the beginning of the race,” Doiron said of his race, “I was racing with Ben (Rowe) and we were putting on a great race and unfortunately we just got together a little bit and it knocked our toe out, it was just hard racing for the win, that’s what people come here to see.” Read Full Article →

arb1Greenbrier TN. (3/21) The CARS Tour for super late model and late model stock car racers has created a tremendous off season buzz in the southeast racing scene, and Aluminum Racing Products (AR Bodies) is pleased to be on board with awards for all CARS Tour competitors

AR Bodies will award product discount certificates to the fifth place finisher in every super late model and late model stock car feature; season ending awards include a complete “A” package body for the 2015 late model stock car titlist and a $1,000.00 product discount certificate for the 2015 super late model champion. Read Full Article →

309-PASS South Print LogoBen Rowe Snaps Dry Spell With Peach Blossom Special Win At Anderson

WILLIAMSTON, SC (March 21) – 3-time Pro All Stars Series (PASS) National Champion Ben Rowe began his title defense in style with a thrilling win in Saturday night’s Peach Blossom Special for the PASS South Super Late Models at Anderson Motor Speedway. Rowe held off rookies Zane Smith and Jared Fryar to snap a winless streak dating back to November, 2013 when he won the North-South Shootout at Caraway Speedway.

“It was cat-and-mouse the whole race and on the restart I got out in front, I was just trying to keep the 77 [Smith] 2-3 car lengths behind,” said Rowe, after his 9th career PASS South Super Late Model win. “We stayed here till 8:30 last night working on a skip we had in the engine and I can’t thank my guys enough. It took me by surprise when [Smith] got up on the outside, but it’s tough. These kids are pretty fun to race with and coming to the checkers like that was pretty cool.” Read Full Article →